Monday, April 18, 2016


a continuation for..

DISCLAIMER: there may or may not be exactly ten tips. all these tips are collected from either my own experiences, or people close to me who have been in similar circumstances.

..and say good morning whenever you can. 
This is just a plus, once again, for you. Teachers feel good, students see that you're not some hostile animal, pluses all around. Make an effort whether you're feeling it or not, just don't overdo it. 

this. this is even smiling and it's cute 

Not of yourself. Please, not that. 
I'm talking about your expectations of how college and the people there are and should be. Maybe the title should be changed to: Don't Expect Much. Meaning, it's not going to be a walk in the park. Or maybe, it's just going to be a walk in the park. Don't expect to come in and having everything go perfectly, and especially don't go in expecting tons of new friends. Which goes on to my next tip:

Be prepared for heartbreak. And lots of it.
I think this concerns the friendship aspect more than anything else. I came in to college slightly - okay, not slightly. more like very much - expecting that I'm going to befriend people, or that people will befriend me and we will live happily ever after. Ta-da-la-la. I'm sorry. I'm a sucker for such things. I know some of you, realists, probably sighed deeply after reading this. That's okay, my family does that all the time. 
One thing is that most students in college don't care much about making friends. At least they give off a very good impression that they don't. Which is sad.
Even if you befriend them, people in college will come and go. Some are finishing up, some are transferring soon somewhere else, and who knows maybe something else. There is this guy I met in one of my classes who I've become closer-than-others-to, and BOOM! he'll be gone next semester. I almost cried. 
And you might too. 
So be careful..


*whispers* i know how it feels..

Please, if you don't understand something, talk to your teacher. Email, face-to-face, whatever will help you understand your situation easier and better.
Raise your hands even!
You're doing this for yourself. If you don't understand something, you won't understand whatever is related to it, and then it ends up that you don't understand anything at all. 
Although I'm pushing you so much on this, I just want to say that I don't do this enough. I actually hate doing this and I practically never do. I'm terribly shy, if you haven't yet noticed so this is something I have to work on constantly. So we can work together.

This is just something everybody most definitely should do, but nobody really does, while knowing that they most definitely should. This is basically something I'm throwing out because.. you just should.
and so should I..

*THIS. this is the most accurate description*

Just thought of this one at the last minute, but I'm so glad I got it in before I posted the.. well, post. Probably when learning something new, do it a couple times the right and taught and long way. But then..

There's nothing wrong in trying to figure out what's best and easier for you. Because what may work for one, doesn't work well enough for another. And everyone has their own way of facing and solving a problem. You know how they say, the fastest way is the way you know best. 
And, obviously, watch it, okay? Don't do something crazy and say it was just your own way of doing it. There are places and there are times, and you gotta know where to do your own "thang". I'm telling ya'll this because I believe you are all very godly and moral citizens. 
don't let me down..


In the midst of all your studious learning and time-consuming whatever, don't forget to enjoy this ride. Who knows how long it's going to last, so enjoy each moment and live it to the fullest.. back again to slamming your 100 down.
make your memories... :)


so, thanks for staying for the second part of 10 Tips for Surviving College. 
Hoped you liked it, and if you didn't.. well, make your own tips and follow them to your heart's desire. Hah. MAKE YOUR OWN SHORTCUT. get it? no?.. okay.. 

I think you should to able to get that^ 


Yay, I'm trying a different color, hah.
Anyway, if you enjoyed this, comment below and tell me..
what you agreed the most with?
what's something you do different?
what's something you want to hear next?


  1. Another good post and I'm not even doing college! These are really good tips just for the adult world, really. And I had to learn quite a few of these the hard way. Which tells me, you're very astute and doing a good job!! Think how much better your college experience will be for learning all of these things now!

    I would still like to do a guest post for you, but I'm a little stuck on what to write about. I'll keep thinking, but if you have any ideas I would love to hear!

  2. Yes yes and yes. Too bad I'me halfway through and already failing at these - "be nice and smile" (after spending two hours to get to college I just cba), "get enough sleep" (nope nope nope), and "heartbreak" (to which I'm not avoiding bc I keep befriending people who I know will leave next year).

    But hey, these are all good tips, too bad your readers are bad at following them xD

    Little Moon Elephant

  3. Wow, great tips! These could totally apply to the real world too I bet. <3
    Love your blog!

    Sophia xx
    A Lantern In Her Hand
    The Inkpot Girl


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